10 best movies like We Bought a Zoo (2011)

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Movies similar to We Bought a Zoo (2011): The Croods, Soy Luna, Outlander, Sex After Kids, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Life As We Know It, Everybody's Fine, City Island, The Boys Are Back, My Sister's Keeper.

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The Croods (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Friends, Animals, Parents
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventure, Travel
StyleExciting, Disney

    The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.

    Soy Luna (2016)
    Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
    Genrecomedy, family, music
    CharactersTeenagers, Parents

      Luna leads a happy life in Mexico where she enjoys skating. Her life change overnight when a wealthy woman offers Luna's parents a job in Argentina and also to pay an elite school for Luna. Luna and her family moves to Argentina. She should start a new life, makes new friends, but soon she discovers the Jam & Roller, a rollerskating club, where she can not only prove her talent on wheels, but also on the stage singing. And that's not all, Luna is adopted and her parents have never kept her adoption a secret. However, Luna is suddenly overtaken by her past after moving to Argentina.

      Outlander (2014)
      Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.4)
      Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
      CountryUSA, United Kingdom
      CharactersNurses, Soldier
      PlotTime travel, Adventures, Love triangle
      StyleTo cry, Spectacular, Fascinating

        The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

        Sex After Kids (2013)
        Markimdb: 5.4
        CharactersParents, Family, Models
        PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting
        StyleSoulful, To cry

          An edgy comedy about the sexual adventures in parenthood.

          Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
          Mark8.6 (imdb: 6)
          Genrefantasy, comedy, family
          CharactersAnimals, Businessmen, Family
          PlotAdventure, Justice
          PlacePrison, USA, New York, Antarctica, Zoos
          TimeNew Year
          StyleTo cry

            Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down.

            Life As We Know It (2010)
            Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
            Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
            CharactersParents, Orphans
            PlotDeath, Adoption
            StyleTouching, Light, To cry, Cute

              After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling careers and social calendars, they'll have to find common ground while living under the same roof.

              Everybody's Fine (2009)
              Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
              PlotHolidays, Travel, Loneliness
              StyleTo cry, Touching, Light

                Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect with his offspring. As he visits each one in turn, Frank finds that his children's lives are not quite as picture-perfect as they've made them out to be.

                City Island (2009)
                Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.4)
                Genrecomedy, drama
                CharactersActors, Students, Parents
                PlotMystery, Cheating
                PlaceNew York
                StyleTouching, To cry

                  The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.

                  The Boys Are Back (2009)
                  Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
                  CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
                  CharactersParents, Journalists
                  PlotCancer, Depression, On real events
                  PlaceEngland, Party
                  StyleTouching, To cry, Inspirational

                    When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his own philosophies on parenting.

                    My Sister's Keeper (2009)
                    Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
                    CharactersLawyers, Surgeons, Parents, Terminally ill
                    PlotCancer, Death
                    StyleTo cry, Touching

                      Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.

                      Marley & Me (2008)
                      Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.1)
                      Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
                      CharactersDogs, Writers, Family, Friends, Journalists, Parents
                      PlotMoving, Divorce, On real events
                      StyleTouching, To cry

                        A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

                        The Game Plan (2007)
                        Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
                        Genrecomedy, family, sport
                        CharactersFamily, Fathers, Bachelors, Dogs, Parents
                        StyleTo cry, Inspirational

                          Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with his ex-wife. Joe must learn to balance his personal and professional lives with the needs of his child.

                          Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
                          Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.3)
                          Genrecomedy, drama, family
                          CharactersAnimals, Family, Dogs, Friends, Monkeys
                          PlotDepression, Religious, Loneliness
                          PlaceParty, Small cities
                          StyleTouching, To cry

                            A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

                            Stepmom (1998)
                            Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.8)
                            Genrecomedy, drama
                            CharactersParents, Family, Lovers, Friends, Terminally ill
                            PlotJealousy, Divorce
                            PlaceSchool, New York
                            StyleTo cry, Touching, Inspirational

                              Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside their differences to find a common ground and celebrate life to the fullest, while they have the chance.

                              Buddy (1997)
                              Markimdb: 4.9
                              Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
                              CharactersFamily, Animals
                              PlotAdventure, On real events
                              PlaceZoos, Jungle
                              StyleTouching, Light

                                An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

                                Crooklyn (1994)
                                Markimdb: 7
                                Genrecomedy, drama
                                CharactersParents, Teens, Friends, Teachers, Poor
                                PlaceSchool, New York
                                StyleTouching, To cry, Light, Inspirational

                                  From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.

                                  Muriel's Wedding (1994)
                                  Markimdb: 7.2
                                  Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
                                  CountryAustralia, France
                                  CharactersLosers, Parents
                                  PlaceAustralia, Small cities
                                  StyleTo cry, Light

                                    A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

                                    She's Having a Baby (1988)
                                    Markimdb: 5.9
                                    Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
                                    CharactersPregnant, Parents, Teens, Friends
                                    StyleTouching, To cry, Fascinating, Cute, Smart

                                      Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works.

                                      Crimes of the Heart (1986)
                                      Markimdb: 6.4
                                      Genrecomedy, drama
                                      StyleTouching, To cry

                                        Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it in Hollywood as a singer/actress, has had a wild life filled with many men. Their reunion causes much joy, but also many tensions.

                                        Mr. Mom (1983)
                                        Mark6 (imdb: 6.6)
                                        Genrecomedy, melodrama
                                        CharactersFamily, Losers, Housewives, Parents
                                        StyleSoulful, Fascinating, To cry

                                          Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...